Leadership Profiles

Bill Marriott: folksy and fair

September 1, 2007
Like many leaders, Bill Marriott, the 78-year-old chairman and chief executive of Marriott International, finds it difficult to find time for rest and relaxation. His vacations don’t last more than a week, and then he’s off to check on his hotels. He visits about 300 a year. Besides being restless and exacting, Marriott also possesses these other marks of a leader …

A bit of inspiration for slow starters

October 1, 2006
Baseball legend Willie Mays went 1 for his first 26 at-bats in the majors.